Exelon asks for construction delay on 95-MW Alberta project

Grande Prairie Generation Inc. (GPG), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Exelon Corp. (NYSE: EXC), applied Dec. 19 at the Alberta Utilities Commission for a time extension to complete the construction of the Harmattan Energy Centre (HEC), a 95-MW power plant located in the Harmattan area of Mountain View County, Alberta.

A commission approval for this project was issued in July 2012. Construction on the HEC is planned to occur in concert with the Harmattan 187S Substation and was scheduled to take place in the fourth quarter of 2014. As a result of unforeseen regulatory delays in the approval of the Harmattan 187S Substation, GPG was unable to begin and complete construction on the HEC by Dec. 31, 2014 as required under the 2012 approval. Therefore, GPG asked to amend the construction completion date for the HEC to Dec. 31, 2017.

GPG proposed the construction and operation of a power plant consisting of two General Electric LM6000 natural gas turbines operating in simple-cycle mode for a total installed capacity of 95 MW.

A company contact is: Grande Prairie Generation, Tammy Sanford, Telephone/Fax (410) 470-0235 / (410) 227-6067, tammy.sanford@exeloncorp.com, 1005 Brandon Shores Rd, Baltimore MD 21226.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.